Linda Godfrey

Linda Godfrey : Poet. Writer. Editor. Program Manager of Wollongong Writers Festival 2015 - 2018. Fiction reader for Overland, online fiction editor Overland Autumn 2018. Linda's fiction and poetry has appeared in, among others, Cordite, Verity la, Meniscus, Cuttlefish, the UTS anthology, Nine Tenths Below, Escape, Flashing the Square, Cortex and Baby Teeth, audio anthologies online and other anthologies. Recipient of a Varuna Longlines Residency Program and an Australian Society of Authors mentorship. Curator of Rocket Readings, readings of poetry at the Wollongong Art Gallery, part of the Sydney Writers Festival and Viva La Gong 2007 to 2018.


Night after night the list of small entries grows. Once it starts it never stops. The land we tally was once a sea bed; we count the clouds reflected in the absolute flat sea, an arc of grey-green water, the …

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night flying to Vienna

cognac, coffee, water left out for restive insomniacs, reading lights on, in front blondes tucked under branded blankets sleeping pills heads tilted eye masks arms slack; a man dreams and dreams of lilac sheets and women while children wait, long-night-ahead …

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Wet weather triggers a flush of fruit, those little vats of flavour. Let’s make some preserves he says you collect the pomegranates I’ll get the jars. I pare the skins, expose the arils, but he’s gone. I climb half an …

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Sunday Rag

Four thirty coal trains bump and grind/ papers on the lawn at five/ bees on blue early/ empty schooner glasses one drink from the pub/ breeze through the window/ scattering bark across/ kept out by glass/spiky coffee that sticks/ old …

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Recording not Thinking in Melbourne

The man wearing a pink plastic nose held on by his glasses is carrying an Adelaide Writers' Festival bag. Once off the tram he lights a cigarette, cupping the nose against the wind. 'During the night, there was a TV …

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